Calendar 2009 – 2010

 September 9, 2009

Please note the change of date to the second Wednesday of the month.

“Chai, You’ve got Holiday Fabric Mail!”

Join us for an evening of creating beautiful and unique High Holiday fabric postcards.  With a wealth of ideas and a trunk load of materials, Marilyn Levy will once again introduce us to the endless possibilities of fabric postcards.  Let the fruit of our hands express our best wishes for the Holidays.

October 21, 2009

“Circle of Memories”

Fibre artist Gordana Brelih will show pieces of her work that represent her development from a traditional quilter to a fibre artist.  Following a successful career in fashion design, and after receiving a strong grounding in traditional quilting, she began experimenting with different techniques.  These experiments cultivated a devotion to all forms of quilting and a lot of hand-embellishment, free motion embroidery and machine piecing.

November 18, 2009

“Adventures in the World of Art Quilts:  A Personal Journey”

Stephanie Ford Forrester, a textile artist, will present a slide overview of her development from printmaking and painting into textile art.  She will also bring along an extensive collection of pieces to illustrate “in person” the work that is most representative and current.
December 16, 2009

“Symbols in Judaic Art”

Elaine Genesove will discuss Jewish symbols and how they can be incorporated into Judaic textile work.  Following the talk a new challenge to the members will be announced related to the talk.

January, 2010

There will be no meeting in January.

February 17, 2010

“Members’ Presentations of the Guild Judaic Symbols Challenge”

“Re-Introduction of the Pomegranate Banners”

March 17, 2010

“Dyeing to Print”

Gunnel Hag will present a power point lecture on the magic of colour and pattern in printed and dyed fabrics from around the world.  She will illustrate design and production techniques of historical fabrics and their influence on fabrics produced today.

April 21, 2010

“Telling the Story Through Textile”

Alice Vandervennen will give a presentation about the exciting process of piecing together fabrics that come from a variety of people, places and things.  The fabrics each carry contrasting colours, textures and histories, whether known or unknown.  She will talk about how one can come to know one’s spoken and unspoken history through this process of working with textiles.  Working with found objects adds the exciting dimension of combining different materials from different areas of life.

May 12, 2010

Please note the change of date to the second Wednesday of the month.

“A Journey in Felt Making”

Andrea Graham is a feltmaker who is passionate about educating the public in recognizing the complexities and quality of handmade felt.   She has participated in a number of international felt competitions and is the recipient of several awards.  Andrea is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Crafts Council.  She will make a lecture-presentation to the Guild and will bring a small collection of her artwork.


June 16, 2010

“Show, Share and Qvell”

This is a highlight of the year. Members display and discuss pieces made during the previous year.

Special Events

“Upon the Doorposts”

View a collection of mezuzot made by our members.

June 21 -October 1, 2009                        Baycrest Apotex Centre, Toronto, Ontario

October 22, 2009 – January 5, 2010          Or Shalom Synagogue, London, Ontario
January 10 – March 15, 2010                   Temple Anshe Sholom, Hamilton, Ontario

April 1 – August 1, 2010                          Aron Museum, Montreal, Quebec

August 15 – November 30, 2010                Beth Tzedec Museum, Toronto, Ontario


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